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4th Floor Koren Building
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.396.6050
Fax: 412.396.2243

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    September Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Sept. 2

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler Community Development Corporation, 111 Woody Drive, Butler.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1691 to register and for more information.



    Wednesday, Sept. 3

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    12 to 12:30 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Sunday, Sept. 7

    Beethoven on the Bluff: Ode to Joy

    The second season of the Beethoven on the Bluff series, titled The Late Years, kicks off with Ode to Joy, featuring the renowned composer's Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano, op. 98; Quintet for Piano and Winds, op. 16; and Symphony no. 9, op. 125. Concert performers include numerous Mary Pappert School of Music Faculty, guest pianist Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, who is artistic director of the series.

    3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.



    Monday, Sept. 8

    How to Import into the U.S.

    This workshop will address requirements and responsibilities for importing into the United States. Topics include legal issues of importing; harmonized tariff schedule classifications and duties; how to meet import requirements; and the

    Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49. Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    President Ford's Pardon of Richard M. Nixon: A 40-year Retrospective

    This historic gathering, which will mark the anniversary of the controversial Ford-Nixon pardon, will feature panelists Benton Becker, former special counsel to President Gerald Ford; Jill Wine-Banks, former assistant Watergate special prosecutor; and Timothy Naftali, historian and former director of the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. Presented by Duquesne University's School of Law, in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    3:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Registration is required. Call 412.396.6300 or visit duq.edu/law/fordpardon to register and for more information.



    Tuesday, Sept. 9

    Toxic Workplace Behavior: The Leader's Role for Resolution

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this event will address the importance of a leader's role as a key component in creating a healthy, positive culture where productivity can flourish. The workshop facilitator is Dr. Mitch Nickols, an executive coach and expert in leadership training. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m., breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45, which includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials. For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.



    School of Law Admissions Information Session

    Attendees will learn about the admissions process, financial aid and student life; take a tour of the law school; and meet current law students and admissions staff. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free. Visit the www.duq.edu/law or call 412.396.6186 for more information and to register.



    Certified Financial Planning Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. Program Manager Dr. Erroline Williams and a faculty

    member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    5:30 to 7 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/fp for more information and registration.



    Wednesday, Sept. 10

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Friday, Sept. 12

    The Forensics of Fracking: The Science and Law of Hydraulic Gas Extraction

    The 2014-2015 Forensic Fridays series kicks off with this seminar, which will explore various environmental, toxicological, legal and public policy issues surrounding fracking. Confirmed presenters include attorney John Smith, partner at Smith Butz; Scott Perry, deputy secretary of the Office of Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Paul Carlson, president of Protera Laboratories; Dr. John Stolz, director of Duquesne University's Center for Environmental Research and Education; Dr. Fred Fochtman, associate professor of pharmacology at Duquesne University; Dr. Lenore Resick, clinical professor of nursing and the Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach, Duquesne University; and Steven Baicker-McKee, assistsant professor of law at Duquesne University, and of counsel for Litigation Services and Energy and Natural Resources Groups. Hosted by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law in conjunction with the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and CERE.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Various costs and group rates available.

    For more information, Continuing Legal Education credit details and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412-396-1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.



    Monday, Sept. 15

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Tuesday, Sept. 16

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    Wednesday, Sept. 17

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Women Need Mentors-How to Find and Be a Mentor

    Participants in this webinar will address how women can benefit from both having a mentor and being a mentor; studies indicating that mentoring is widely considered to be a critical component to career success; how mentoring presents an advantage to a woman's career mobility. Facilitator Dr. Erroline Williams is director of professional development and corporate outreach at Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). Sponsored by SLPA.

    Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/webinars for more information and registration.



    Thursday, Sept. 18

    Latin American Business Opportunities

    This seminar is designed for manufacturers, technology and service companies who have Latin American sales and marketing teams, managers and logistic providers. Topics include Top 10 growth industries for U.S. exports in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile; how to find Latin American distributors, agents and representatives; upcoming business trade missions to Latin America; and obstacles and how to overcome them, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49 Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    Friday, Sept. 19

    Opera Workshop: Aria Marathon

    Featuring director Guenko Guechev.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.



    Saturday, Sept. 20

    Katie Westbrook 5K Race and Dog Walk

    This annual race and dog walk is held in honor of Katie Westbrook, whose dream at age 13 was to become a lawyer. Westbrook, who suffered from a rare bone cancer, passed away at 15, just hours before she was to receive an honorary degree from the School of Law. Proceeds from the race benefit the Student Bar Association Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.

    8 a.m., registration, 5K/Dog Walk, 9 a.m., Mellon Hall Patio, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $10 for students, $15 for runners/walkers. Visit the www.duq.edu/law or call 412.396.6296 for more information and to register.



    Pittsburgh Song Collaborative: Looking to the East

    Featuring artistic director Benjamin Binder.

    7:30 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.



    Monday, Sept. 22

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Thursday, Sept. 25

    Six Steps to a Better Business

    Attendees at this workshop will learn about the six steps and how to move their business to the top. Other topics include how to gain control of your time, team

    and money; turn marketing into an investment, not an expense; and how to multiply customers, revenue and profits, among others. Presented by Ken Sevick, owner of ActionCOACH. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49 Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    Friday, Sept. 26

    QuickBooks: Basic Training

    This is the first of a series of three workshops designed to broaden QuickBooks skills. Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. Presented by a certified public accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49 Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    Saturday, Sept. 27

    The End of an Era in Pennsylvania Constitutional Law: The Retirement of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castile As part of the Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series, this CLE presented by Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz will cover recent developments in Pennsylvania constitutional law, many of which directly involve Castile. Other topics include the constitutional jurisprudence and most important decisions of Castile, as well as the role of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in disciplining members of the judiciary, compared to that of the Court of Judicial Discipline. Presented by the Duquesne University School of Law.

    9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room 203, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $90 or $300 for all four sessions of this CLE series. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cle, call 412.396.6300 or cle@duq.edu.



    Tuesday, Sept. 30

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.



    Wind Symphony and Symphony Band performance, featuring conductor Dr. Robert C. Cameron.

    7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.